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Old 04-03-2004, 09:04 AM   #11
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i would advise against silica sand, you loose out on the benefits of aragonite - I have seen that sand at home depot and it is not aragonite

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I purchased a bag and tried the vinegar test. unfortunately there was no fizzing.
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Wished I'd known you were gonna do that. I did the same. Thanks for the update. I had come to post my findings but you beet me to it.

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Even if its not aragonite, it will still work as long as its sterilized play sand.

Gotta disagree with you on that one. You load a tank with sand that is full of silicates and you will have a tank that needs to shave every other day. Silicates are one thing that contribute to hair algae. Argonite is the only way to go. (unless you like algae! )


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